Besides posting book reviews, once in a while I will be posting articles on the subject of pulps. I hope we can generate more interest for the Blog. If you would like to share an article on the pulps, you can send me a message in the Comments of a post.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Dale J. Roberts: Dale has been reading comic books, pulp fiction, and just about everything else as long as he can remember. He is supported in his reading hobby by his wonderful wife and two amazing children. Dale wrote two stories for the Fading Shadows magazines, a Dr. Death and a Dr. Mystery story. Unfortunately, he passed away several years ago after a long illness.
Dale J. Roberts: Dale has been reading comic books, pulp fiction, and just about everything else as long as he can remember. He is supported in his reading hobby by his wonderful wife and two amazing children. Dale wrote two stories for the Fading Shadows magazines, a Dr. Death and a Dr. Mystery story. Unfortunately, he passed away several years ago after a long illness.

Thursday, October 17, 2019


Thomas V. Powers: Tom is a life-long fan if imaginative fiction in all forms he has an odd nostalgia for films, radio, and written diction from before he was born.
            He’s been involved with film and video making, radio recreations and broadcasting, film and genre websites, and has been published online and in small press anthologies.
            The Crimson Bat has a lengthy fictional background.. It was published in DOUBLE DANGER TALES #36 in February 2000, as well as elsewhere. Cult of The Crimson Bat.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019


Stephen Payne: I’ve known Steve for a couple decades now. From Ruston, LA, Steve contacted us when we started publishing Classic Pulp Fiction Stories, and said he wanted to write pulp fiction. I don’t remember if I suggested Secret Agent X, or if Steve suggested the character, but in the May 1996 issue of CPFS we began the six-part serial of The Freezing Fiends, the first Secret Agent X novel since March 1939. Steve wasn’t finished; he had become a fan of pulp author G.T. Fleming Roberts, and made the Secret Agent X character his own. 

In the February 1997 issue of Double Danger Tales, Steve’s second novel, Master of Madness appeared in a three-part serial. The third novel, Halo of Horror was published as a three-part serial beginning with the October 1998 issue of DDT. With the end of the FADING SHADOWS genre magazines, Steve took a break from writing to concentrate more on his profession, but has been working on numerous plots for the character. Meanwhile, “Master of Madness” and “Halo of Horror” were both reprinted by Matt Moring of Altus Press, and 14 years after “Halo of Horror”, Altus Press is releasing Steve’s fourth Secret Agent X tale. The Resurrection Ring is a titanic novel of 170,000 words, the longest Secret Agent X novel ever written. I thought it was about time we introduce this amazing writer to everyone.


Terry Nudds: Terry was born in 1949 and got into books via the traditional avenue of comic books. He spent the 60s doing lighting and sound for such bands as B. B. King and Alice Cooper. His attempts at writing never went very far, but it was a lot of fun trying. After a thirty-year career in electronics, he is now retired and sells books online, specializing in pulps and related material. Two of his favorite pulp characters are Wade Hammond and the Moon Man, and he’s written new stories about both characters for the FADING SHADOWS magazines. He lives in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Terry has written 3 stories for WEIRD STORIES, one story for CLASSIC PULP FICTION STORIES, and one story for DOUBLBE DANGER TALES.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019


It’s not easy thinking of Will Murray as a new Pulp Author. William Patrick Murray is an author everyone should be familiar with in the new pulp movement, and definitely known throughout pulp fandom since the 1970s. He should be familiar to everyone in the new pulp community. He is one of the most prolific and knowledgeable people in the field of pulp fiction. The author of well over one hundred books, he has penned 40 Destroyer novels, and two-dozen Doc Savage novels (many based on Lester Dent’s uncompleted stories), plus King Kong, Tarzan, and The Shadow. He has also contributed to the Executioner and Mars Attacks, as well as numerous anthologies.

            A professional psychic and instructor in remote viewing, Will Murray was trained by David Morehouse, one of the first generation military remote viewers attached to the formerly classified Stargate program His remote viewing novel, Nick Fury Agent of Shield: Empire predated the operational details of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America more than a year before they occurred. Will has just recently completed work on a Spider novel. 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Alana Morgan (Marilyn Morey): She lives in Oklahoma with two very understanding roommates and nine cats she’s rescued over the years. Born in Florida, she’s been a member of the SCA for over 25 years, active in various fandoms, and wants to be a writer when she grows up. She writes poetry, dabbles in all kinds of hobbies, is a voracious reader and is older now than she ever thought she’d be. She is also addicted to online RPGs. For some reason, Marilyn hated her real name, so took on the alias of Alana Morgan, for which she will be remembered. Alana created the character of The Fox, a female martial artist that appeared in two stories, The Chinese Connection and Trouble Times Two, both published in Double Danger Tales, the latter story coauthored with Debra DeLorme. She was also an outstanding artist. She passed away while writing for the Fading Shadows magazines. Her illustration of The Black Ghost is my favorite of all. 

Saturday, October 12, 2019


Steven G. Mitchell:  Better known under a score of pseudonyms, especially Maxentius Andor Scarlatti. Steve is a prolific writer, and his stories have appeared in magazines like Classic Pulp Fiction Stories, Dark Fantasy, Double Danger Tales, Fantasy, Crosroads, Midnight, Shambler, Starquest SF, Weirdbook, and other small press magazines. Under the Scarlatti guise he has written more than three-dozen pulp-hero pastiches, involving such figures as the Black Guardian, Doc Pagan, Dreadstone, the Hooded Hunter, Madame Thirteen, The Tarantula, The Tiger, Night Star, and othersHe even made time to write new stories of some of the old heroes like the Black Bat (See above issue of Double Danger Tales)In Classic Pulp Fiction Stories #6, he wrote Frankenstein Versus The Aztec Mummy, as by Esteban Miranda. Retired now, and living happily with his family in Fort Worth, Steve worked as a managing editor for proposal development for an aerospace/defense company. When not writing lurid pulp fiction, he often plays wargames, and watches obscure European horror films. Steve and his family visited us one year while in our area.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Introducing New Pulpl Author K.G.(Gail) McAbee

K. G. (Gail) McAbee: A talented author of many genres, she has held positions as editor and head editor of numerous publishing houses, teaches college level writing, and tutors in her spare time. An award winner many times over, she’s written for Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Double Danger Tales, Challenging Destiny, The Eternal Night, Dark Tales, The Outer Rom, Classic Pulp Fiction Stories, Crimson, Triple Detective, and others. Her novels include: Escape The Past, A Will of Her Own, Escape To Malmillard, Cabbages And Kings, The Plausible Prince, A Doleful Kind of Singing, and Port Nowhere.

            She and the brilliant artist J. A. Johnson are the co-authors of the YA fantasy trilogy, The Crystal Staircase. She also co-authored Shadowhawk: First Flight with Tom Johnson.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Introducing New Pulp Author J. Michael Major

J. Michael Major: He is a dentist living in the Chicago suburbs, having written more than a dozen short stories in anthologies such as New Traditions of Terror, DeathGrip 3, and It Came From The Cenema. He also contributed to magazines like Hardboiled, Exciting UFO Stories #, Bare Bones, Pirate Writings, Into The Darkness, Rictus, Crossroads, Outer Darkness and The Silver Web. He also wrote a Black Bat story for Double Detective Tales #38, A Tasre For Murder. June, 1999. June, 2000.
Exciting UFO Stories

Wednesday, October 9, 2019


Aaron B. Larson: Aaron was one of those writers we met when I was writing for Clancy O’Hara’s PULP FICTION magazine. He came over to our FADING SHADOWS stable to continue when Clancy’s magazine went under. A big fan of Robert E. Howard’s westerns, he created his own weird western hero, Haakon Jones, and wrote several dozen stories for our magazines. These were later collected in a beautiful hardback edition. Aaron was a teacher, a stage director, and a musician. He wanted to make it big as a writer, but died before reaching his goal. We had the pleasure of visiting with Aaron and his family as they were passing through the area one year. He was good at everything he did, and would have been an equally good novelist.